Lena Hallengren

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

“Health and social care must work, regardless of who you are or where in the country you live. I see this as my most important task for the coming years. It is about people in Sweden being safe in the knowledge that they can expect health and social care of the very highest quality. And we will deliver it.”

News from Lena Hallengren

  • Swedish experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the whole world and represents a global challenge the likes of which we have not seen for decades. All affected countries are now trying to solve the crisis with as few negative consequences as possible for people’s lives and health.

  • Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren on the Swedish COVID-19 strategy

    At a press briefing on June 11, Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, summarised three months of transmission of COVID-19 in Sweden.

  • About COVID-19: For older people, people with health conditions and health care and social services staff

    Here you can read about measures, advice and restrictions that concern older people, people with health conditions, risk groups and health and social care staff. This is the third article in a series about the work of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in response to the COVID-19 virus.

  • Decisions and guidelines in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus

    A man and a woman talking
    Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden Johan Carlson and Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren at a press conference on 1 April. Ms Hallengren urges everyone to take personal responsibility: “Keep your distance, refrain from non-essential travel in Sweden and do not visit older people. There is nothing more important than people’s lives and health.” Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government continues to maintain a close dialogue with relevant expert government agencies on effective measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus, which can cause COVID-19. Read more below about the most recent recommendations and decisions in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance.

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